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Skip Bin Sizes

We have a wide range of skip bin sizes at affordable prices available for fast delivery straight to your door. If you require a wheelbarrow access door please let our staff know when booking.

2m³

2 Cubic Metre

L: 1.8m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 0.9m

Trailer

2 x trailers

3m³

3 Cubic Metre

L: 1.8m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.2m

Trailer

3 x trailers

4m³

4 cubic metre

L: 2.2m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.2m

Trailer

4 x trailers

5m³

5 cubic metre

L: 4.0m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.0m

Trailer

5 x trailers

6m³

6 cubic metre

L: 3.6m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.2m

Trailer

6 x trailers

8m³

8 cubic metre

L: 4.0m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.3m

Trailer

8 x trailers

10m³

10 cubic metre

L: 4.0m  |  W: 1.5m  |  H: 1.5m

Trailer

10 x trailers

12m³

12 cubic metre

L: 4.6m  |  W: 1.6m  |  H: 1.8m

Trailer

12 x trailers

Images are for representation purposes only. Actual bins delivered may be slightly different in appearance.

If you require a wheelbarrow access door please let our staff know when booking.

The Ultimate Guide to Estimating Skip Bin Sizes for Your Project

When undertaking a renovation, cleanup, or another project, estimating the correct skip bin size is crucial for efficient waste disposal. In this comprehensive guide, we provide detailed information on various skip bin sizes, dimensions, and their applications, helping you make an informed decision for your specific needs so you can hire one with confidence.

Understanding Skip Bin Sizes in Cubic Metres

Skip bin sizes are measured in cubic metres (m³), which represents the volume of the bin. To give you a better idea of how much waste different skip bin sizes can hold, we’ve provided a comparison with box trailers and wheelie bins below:

Cubic Metres Box Trailer Equivalent Wheelie Bin Equivalent
2m³ 2 trailers 8 wheelie bins
3m³ 3 trailers 12 wheelie bins
4m³ 4 trailers 16 wheelie bins
5m³ 5 trailers 20 wheelie bins
6m³ 6 trailers 24 wheelie bins
8m³ 8 trailers 32 wheelie bins
10m³ 10 trailers 40 wheelie bins
12m³ 12 trailers 48 wheelie bins

Common Projects and Recommended Skip Bin Sizes

Bathroom Renovation

During a bathroom renovation, you’ll likely dispose of cabinetry, shower screens, curtain rails, floor and wall tiles, and possibly a bathtub. You’ll also need to account for packaging from new materials. Based on our experience, a 4m³ skip bin is most commonly used for bathroom renovations.

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen renovations generate varying amounts of waste due to the different sizes and layouts of kitchens. You can expect to dispose of cabinetry, benchtops, appliances, floor coverings, wall tiles, and packaging materials. For kitchen renovations, 4 or 5m³ skip bins are most frequently used.

Moving House – Large Cleanup

If you’re moving and plan to dispose of furniture, white goods, bikes, exercise equipment, and other general junk, a 4 to 6m³ skip bin is usually sufficient.

Moving House – Small Cleanup

For smaller cleanups involving only general junk items, a 3m³ skip bin is typically adequate.

Deceased Estate

When cleaning out an entire house, you’ll likely need a total capacity of over 20m³ to remove all materials.

Estimating Skip Bin Sizes for Excavation Projects

For excavation projects involving soil, use the following formula to estimate the required skip bin size:

  1. Calculate the volume of undisturbed excavated material (length × width × depth)
  2. Multiply the result by 1.3 to account for packing inefficiency

Keep in mind that soil usually weighs approximately 1.5 tonnes per cubic metre. If you’re unsure, consult with us to ensure the truck’s maximum lifting capacity is not exceeded.

Estimating Skip Bin Sizes for Demolished Brickwork or Concrete

To estimate the skip bin size for demolished brickwork or concrete, follow these steps:

  1. Calculate the volume of demolished material (length × width × depth)
  2. Multiply the result by 1.5 to account for packing inefficiency

Note that brickwork and concrete typically weigh around 1.5 tonnes per cubic metre.

By following this guide, you can accurately estimate the skip bin size required for your project, ensuring efficient waste disposal and avoiding costly overruns or underestimations. Remember that it’s always better to choose a slightly larger skip bin than to underestimate the volume of waste, as overloading a skip bin can lead to additional fees and safety concerns.

Landscaping and Garden Waste

For landscaping and garden waste, consider the volume of green waste, soil, rocks, and other materials that you’ll need to dispose of. Typically, a 4 to 6m³ skip bin is sufficient for most landscaping projects, especially those spring tidy-ups. However, if your project involves extensive tree removal, excavation, or other large-scale activities, you may need a larger bin.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction, building and demolition projects produce various types of waste, such as wood, Gyprock, aluminium, plaster, electrical wiring, metal, concrete, bricks, and insulation. Estimating the skip bin size for these projects can be more complex due to the diverse nature of the waste materials. Start by assessing the volume of waste generated by each material type, and then select a suitable skip bin size that accommodates the total volume. For larger projects, you may need multiple skip bins or a single large skip bin to handle the waste efficiently. Note that Asbestos is not permitted in our skip bins, nor is paint or tire waste.

Tips for Efficient Skip Bin Usage

  1. Sort your waste: Separating recyclable materials like metals, plastics, and paper can reduce the volume of waste in the skip bin and minimize environmental impact.
  2. Break down bulky items: Dismantle large furniture, appliances, or other items to maximize space in the skip bin and ensure efficient waste disposal.
  3. Load heavy items first: Place heavier items at the bottom of the skip bin, followed by lighter items on top. This ensures even weight distribution and prevents overloading.
  4. Don’t overfill: Overfilling a skip bin can result in additional fees and create safety hazards. Make sure your waste does not exceed the bin’s maximum capacity.

By following these tips and using the information provided in this guide, you can effectively estimate and select the right skip bin size for your household, construction or business cleanup project. Proper waste management is essential for a successful project, and choosing the appropriate skip bin size can save you time, money, and ensure environmentally responsible disposal of your waste materials.

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For over 25 years we’ve continually strived to provide the absolute best service possible at the best prices available.

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Tiny Tins, I highly recommend. They were prompt on organisation, delivery, and pickup, no problem at all. It was so easy from a simple phone call and continued that way. And reasonable prices for the services.We finished up having to have a second bin, and they collected the first and promptly replaced it. In comparison to other places, I will happily and highly recommend Tiny Tins.On another note, Karlie, the person you speak to first, and continue with, is so helpful and will always promptly call you back if need be, always!! (She also got an award recently).I can’t recommend Tiny Tins more !!So good!!Thank you Karlie and your team 😊👍🙌⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Chris for your kind words, we are so glad we were able to assist you with your skip bin hire needs. Have a lovely day!
Cannot recommend tiny tins enough! They were so flexible when our schedule changed and they couldn’t have been more understanding and helpful. Super reasonably priced and a local family too! Can’t go wrong.
Response from the owner: Thanks so much Ebony, we are so glad we were able to fulfil your skip bin needs! Have a great day
Absolutely fantastic little family run business. Could not be happier with their service. Keep up the great work guys.
Response from the owner: Thanks so much!
Thank you to Karlie and the amazing team at Tiny Tins! I have used their services at two different locations around Wollongong and they are absolutely first class. Its great to see a family business leading the way in terms of quality, value and customer service.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words!
The team at Tiny Tins are so friendly and accommodating, I will only be using them when I need help with rubbish removal and skip bin hires in the future.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it!
Tiny Tins provided us with excellent and reliable service.Friendly team who are good with delivery instructions such as entry routes, placement of bins and timing.Also great with scheduling urgent short notice swap overs.Highly recommended.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy we were able to help out!
Got my skip within 24 hours of ordering. They spent a good few minutes on the phone explaining their different offerings and helped me decide which was best. I really appreciated their friendly service. 5 stars!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy we were able to help out!
These guys are such an incredible local business! Not only is the service wonderful, its so lovely to see all the local support they do in the community. The amount of charity, donations and positive advocacy - its great to support locals doing great things for the community! 5 Stars isn't enough
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy we were able to help out!
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